Bluetooth 4.2 System on Module

Status: Production

Rigado’s BMD-200 is a powerful, highly flexible Bluetooth Smart module based on the nRF51822 SoC from Nordic Semiconductor.

With an ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU, embedded 2.4GHz transceiver, on-module chip antenna, and a full range of peripherals, the BMD-200 provides a complete Bluetooth Smart solution with no additional RF design or the need for an external microcontroller.

Get your Bluetooth low energy design to market faster while reducing BOM cost.


Key Features

  • Complete Bluetooth 4.2 low energy solution with integrated chip antenna
  • Powerful & efficient 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU with 256kB flash & 32kB/16kB RAM
  • Highly flexible GPIO & a rich digital and analog peripheral set that can interact without the CPU
  • Over-the-Air updates and Direct Test Mode enabled.
  • Many other example applications available!
  • Bluetooth End Product qualified, FCC & IC certified, CE compliant

Quick Specifications

  • Supply: 1.8V – 3.6V
  • Tx Power: +4 dBm @ 16mA
  • Rx Sensitivity: -93 dBm @ 13mA
  • Pins: 15 GPIO (9 analog inputs)
  • Interfaces: UART / I2C / SPI
  • Memory: 256kB Flash + 16kB/32kB RAM
  • Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 2.9mm
  • Operating Temp: -25°C – 75°C

BMD-200 Evaluation Kit



The BMD-200 Evaluation Board is a versatile hardware platform that provides an easy jumping off point for almost any Bluetooth 4.1 low energy project.


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Operating Temperature -25°C to 75°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 105°C
Physical Dimensions 17.0 x 17.0 x 2.9mm
Operating Supply 1.8V to 3.6V, 2.1V to 3.6V with DC/DC operating

Frequency2.402GHz to 2480GHz

2.4 GHz Transceiver
Modulations GFSK at 250 kbps, 1Mbps (BLE mode), 2 Mbps data rates
Transmit power +4 dBm to -20 dBm (4 dB steps), -30 dBm whisper mode
Receiver sensitivity -93 dBm (BLE mode)
RSSI 1 dB resolution
Antenna Integrated ceramic chip
Part Numbers
BMD-200-A-R 16kB RAM
BMD-200-B-R 32Kb RAM
BMD-200-EVAL-S* Evaluation kit with Segger JLink-OB programmer
BMD-200-EVAL-M* Evaluation kit with mbed programmer

*All eval boards are made with BMD-200-B modules.

Power Consumption
Radio Tx 16mA @ +4 dBm, 10.5mA @ 0dBM, 5.5mA @ -20 dBm, 7mA @ startup
Radio Rx 13mA @ 1 Mbps (BLE mode), 8.7mA @ startup
CPU – Running 275µA/MHz running from flash, 4.4mA @ 16MHz
150µA/MHz running from RAM, 2.4mA @ 16MHz
CPU – Off / Idle 2.6µAin ON mode, all blocks IDLE
1.8µA / 1.2µA / 0.6µA  in OFF mode, 16kB / 8kB / No RAM retention
FCC FCC part 15 modular qualification – FCC ID: 2AA9B03
IC Industry Canada RSS-210 modular qualification – IC: 12208A-01
EN 60950-1: 2011-01 3.1 (a) : Health and Safety of the User
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1 3.1 (b) : Electromagnetic Compatibility EN 300 328 V1.8.1 3.2 : Effective use of spectrum allocated
Bluetooth RF-PHY Component (Tested) – DID: D024097
End Product with S110 7.0.0 – DID: D024117


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